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Xenophobia: SERAP asks African commission to take South Africa to court, seeks $10bn for victims

Xenophobia: SERAP asks African commission to take South Africa to court, seeks $10bn for victims

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sent an open letter to Mrs Soyata Maiga, Chairperson of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights and the commission’s members requesting them: “to urgently submit a case on the escalating xenophobic attacks against Nigerians and other African citizens in South Africa to the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights and ... Read More »

Groups, 6,721 Nigerians sue 9th Senate over plan to spend N5.5bn on cars

Groups, 6,721 Nigerians sue 9th Senate over plan to spend N5.5bn on cars

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP), BudgIT, Enough is Enough (EiE) and 6,721 concerned Nigerians have filed a lawsuit asking the Federal High Court to “restrain, prevent and stop the National Assembly Service Commission from paying or releasing the sum of N5.550 billion budgeted for purchase of luxury cars for principal members of the ninth Senate, and to restrain and stop the Senate ... Read More »

SERAP writes Chief Judge of Federal High Court, seeks expeditious hearing of Sowore’s application

SERAP writes Chief Judge of Federal High Court, seeks expeditious hearing of Sowore’s application

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sent an open letter to Justice John Tsoho, acting Chief Judge (CJ) of the Federal High Court, urging him to use his offices and leadership position to “ensure expeditious hearing of Omoyele Sowore’s application not least because of his constitutional right of access to justice, liberty, fair trial and status as a prisoner ... Read More »

Group Asks Attorney General To Open Public Registers For Corrupt Governors, Others

Group Asks Attorney General To Open Public Registers For Corrupt Governors, Others

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sent an open letter to Mr Abukabar Malami, SAN, the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, urging him to use his good offices and leadership to: “move swiftly to develop and adopt public registers for corrupt state governors and other high-ranking public officials charged with and convicted of grand corruption ... Read More »

#RevolutionNow: SERAP seeks UN Human Rights Council Special Session over attacks on journalists, protesters

#RevolutionNow: SERAP seeks UN Human Rights Council Special Session over attacks on journalists, protesters

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sent an open letter to all member and observer states of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, urging them to “urgently convene a special session on Nigeria over arbitrary arrests and repression by officers of the Nigeria Police Force and other security forces of ‘RevolutionNow’ protesters, organizers, activists, and journalists who ... Read More »

SERAP seeks probe of unfair treatment of former Kebbi state acting CJ, Karatu barred from entering her courtroom

SERAP seeks probe of unfair treatment of former Kebbi state acting CJ, Karatu barred from entering her courtroom

  *R-L: Justice Karatu, Gov Bagudu* Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has condemned “the harassment, intimidation and unfair treatment of the former acting Chief Judge of Kebbi State, Elizabeth Karatu, who was barred from gaining access to her courtroom to deliver certain judgment by an official of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC), who claimed he was ... Read More »

Court orders release of details of payments to runaway electricity contractors by OBJ, Yar’Adua, GEJ, Buhari

Court orders release of details of payments to runaway electricity contractors by OBJ, Yar’Adua, GEJ, Buhari

The Federal High Court sitting in Lagos, in a landmark judgment, has ordered the “immediate release of details of payments to all defaulting and allegedly corrupt electricity contractors and companies by the governments of former President Olusegun Obasanjo, former President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua, former President Goodluck Jonathan, and the government of Muhammadu Buhari.” The judgment was delivered last Friday by ... Read More »

COZA: SERAP condemns arrest of protesters

COZA: SERAP condemns arrest of protesters

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has strongly condemned the harassment, repression and arbitrary arrests by Nigerian law enforcement and security agents of anti-rape activists who peacefully protested outside the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA), Abuja, on Sunday. In a statement by SERAP deputy director Kolawole Oluwadare, the organization said: “The Nigerian authorities must immediately and unconditionally release all those detained and ... Read More »

Freedom of Information: ‘How we spent N45m to train 1,000 primary school teachers’, Nasarawa State Govt tells SERAP

Freedom of Information: ‘How we spent N45m to train 1,000 primary school teachers’, Nasarawa State Govt tells SERAP

The Nasarawa State Universal Basic Education Board has responded to a Freedom of Information request by Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP), disclosing how “the government spent Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) funds on primary school education between 2015 and 2019 including spending N45 million in one week to train one thousand primary school teachers.” This development was disclosed on ... Read More »

Insecurity: ‘I need more time to disclose spending on security votes,’ Al-Makura tells SERAP

Insecurity: ‘I need more time to disclose spending on security votes,’ Al-Makura tells SERAP

The governor of Nasarawa State, Umaru Tanko Al-Makura has responded to a Freedom of Information request by Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) and asked “for more time within which to compile and provide details on the spending by the State on security votes, as this will require more than 7 days to process given that the information being requested ... Read More »

SERAP urges Gov. Dickson to reject life pension for Bayelsa lawmakers

SERAP urges Gov. Dickson to reject life pension for Bayelsa lawmakers

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sent an open letter to Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State urging him to use his “good offices as trustee of the state’s resources, and consistent with your constitutional oath of office, to reject the proposed life pension bill by the leader of the House of Assembly Peter Akpe, and to prevail upon ... Read More »

Insecurity: SERAP writes Buhari, 36 governors, seeks disclosure of spending on ‘security votes’

Insecurity: SERAP writes Buhari, 36 governors, seeks disclosure of spending on ‘security votes’

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sent Freedom of Information requests to President Muhammadu Buhari and the 36 state governors in Nigeria requesting them to use their “good offices and leadership positions to urgently provide information on specific details of spending of appropriated public funds as security votes between 2011 and 2019.” In the separate requests sent to president ... Read More »

Success Adegor: SERAP gives Okowa 7 days to disclose spending on primary education

Success Adegor: SERAP gives Okowa 7 days to disclose spending on primary education

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sent a Freedom of Information request to governor Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa of Delta State requesting him to use his “good offices and leadership position to urgently provide information on details of the budgetary allocations and actual spending by your government to provide and ensure access of Nigerian children to free and quality primary ... Read More »

Court gives green light to SERAP in suit to compel Fashola to name ‘corrupt contractors’

Court gives green light to SERAP in suit to compel Fashola to name ‘corrupt contractors’

Nigerians keen on knowing the truth about specific names of contractors that allegedly collected money for electricity projects but failed to execute any projects, may soon have some answers, as the Federal High Court in Lagos has given the go-ahead to Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) in its suit seeking: “an order for leave to apply for an order ... Read More »

Police most corrupt institution in Nigeria, reveals SERAP survey

Police most corrupt institution in Nigeria, reveals SERAP survey

A new public survey released today by Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) reports high levels of corruption in public institutions in Nigeria for the past 5 years. Of the five major public institutions surveyed, the police emerge as the most corrupt, with the power sector identified as the second most corrupt in the country today. Other public institutions identified ... Read More »

SERAP blames successive govts, NASS for 2019 election delay, threatens legal action

SERAP blames successive govts, NASS for 2019 election delay, threatens legal action

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has asked Nigerians to “hold successive governments since the return of democracy in 1999 and the leadership of the National Assembly responsible for the patently unlawful postponement of the 2019 general elections scheduled to hold yesterday but now to hold on Saturday.” The organization said: “Given the increasing tendency to postpone elections and the ... Read More »

‘I can’t find names of alleged corrupt contractors from our record’, Fashola replies SERAP

‘I can’t find names of alleged corrupt contractors from our record’, Fashola replies SERAP

The Minister of Power, Works and Housing Mr Babatunde Fashola SAN has responded to the Freedom of Information request by Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) saying that “the Ministry has searched for the requested information on details of alleged contractors and companies that collected money for electricity projects and failed to executive any projects, but we could not find ... Read More »

SERAP asks court to compel Fashola to name contractors who disappeared with project money

SERAP asks court to compel Fashola to name contractors who disappeared with project money

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sued the Minister of Power, Works and Housing Mr Babatunde Fashola SAN over “failure to disclose specific names and details of contractors and companies that allegedly collected money for electricity projects but failed to execute any projects, starting from the return of democracy in 1999 to 2018.” In the suit number FHC/L/CS/105/19 filed ... Read More »

SERAP gives NJC 5 days to take over CJN Onnoghen’s case

SERAP gives NJC 5 days to take over CJN Onnoghen’s case

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, (SERAP) has sent an open petition to the Next-In-Rank to the Chairman of the National Judicial Council (NJC) urging the NJC “to immediately take over from the Code of Conduct Tribunal the case of Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen with a view to setting up a committee to investigate the allegations of breach ... Read More »

Scrap Security Votes, Immunity Clause, SERAP Tells Presidential Candidates

Scrap Security Votes, Immunity Clause, SERAP Tells Presidential Candidates

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has asked all presidential candidates in the 2019 elections, to commit themselves to innovative antigraft reforms which include the scraping of security votes and immunity clause for political office holders.  SERAP’s position was contained in a letter which the organisation said it has sent out to all major presidential candidates in the forthcoming polls. ... Read More »